Trekking in The Alps
The Alps are the perfect place for adventure! From short day treks to hiking along world famous multi-day routes. The scenery you will experience whilst trekking in the Alps will stay with you for a lifetime. Expect to witness striking mountain scenery, dazzling waterfalls, scenic valleys and impressive glaciers during your stay!
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The Alps are the greatest mountain range in Europe and home to the impressive Mont Blanc (4,808m), as well as many other peaks over 4,000m. The Alps are divided into the Western Alps and the Eastern Alps, stretching through Austria, Slovenia, Liechtenstein, Germany, France, Italy and Switzerland.
You can find some of the world’s best long-distance trekking routes in the beautiful Alps including;
The Tour de Mont Blanc
The most popular trek in Europe – a 170 kilometer circular route around the impressive Mont Blanc massif. The route takes you on a journey through France, Italy and Switzerland and takes anywhere from 4 to 12 days. Our Alps Trek follows sections of this incredible route.
The Haute Route – Chamonix to Zermatt
An incredibly scenic trek in the Alps starting in Chamonix, France and hiking 180 kilometer to Zermatt in Switzerland. This is a challenging route, taking 12-14 days, but incorporates beautiful alpine lakes, glaciers and mountain streams.
Bernese Oberland Traverse
A scenic, yet challenging 145 kilometer route, taking in sections of the Alpine Pass Route across the Bernese Oberland. Expect to see waterfalls, colourful meadows and glacier carved mountains.
The Slovenian Mountain Trail
The Slovenian Mountain Trail is 500 kilometers in length and links Slovenia’s highest ranges, including Mount Triglav – it’s highest peak at 2,864m. The trail starts in the alpine town of Maribor and ends in the coastal village of Ankaran.
Tour de Monte Rosa
This multi day hike takes between 8-11 days, covering a total distance of 162 kilometres. Starting in Tash, Switzerland the circular trek takes in the incredible views of the Monte Rosa massif and the Matterhorn and takes in views of both Switzerland and Italy.
There are also many shorter hikes that can be enjoyed in the alps, including our popular Alps Trek, which follows sections of the classic Tour de Mont Blanc.
Our Alps Trek
- Total Duration – 5 days
- Trekking Days – 3
- Distance Trekked – 46-48km (approx.)
- Challenge Grading – Tough (2/3)
- Accommodation – Hotels & Mountain Huts (during trek)
We depart the UK for our flight to Geneva. We then transfer to our hotel in Chamonix.
Day 2: Val Ferret to La Fouly
We transfer to Val Ferret to start our trekking adventure. Our hike starts by ascending along the back wall of the valley to our highest point of the day – Grand Col Ferret (2,537m). We have chance to appreciate the incredible views that surround us before our descent. Along the way we will witness waterfalls tumbling from glaciers and views as far as the eye can see! Our overnight stay is the charming Swiss village of La Fouly.
Day 3: La Fouly to Champex
Today we follow the Swiss section of Val Ferret to Champex, taking us through traditional Swiss villages and across lush green meadows. The views along this section of the route are absolutely stunning. We will spend the evening in Champex – with chance to explore the lovely town and lake.
Day 4: Champex to col de la Forclaz
Today is the most challenge day of hiking - but an incredible way to end our adventure! We trek around the Fenetre d’Arpette (2,665m), finishing at either Col de la Forclaz or at Trient. We then transfer to Chamonix, where we have an evening to celebrate our achievements and reflect on our adventure.
After breakfast we have a few hours to explore Chamonix before transferring to Geneva for our afternoon flight back to the UK.
- Return flights from London to Geneva
- All accommodation
- Luggage transfers
- Local English-speaking guide/s
- All meals on the trek, starting with dinner on Day 1 through to breakfast on Day 5, including a celebratory evening meal in Chamonix on Day 4
- Global Adventure Challenges leader from the UK
- Comprehensive first aid/medical kit
- 19th – 23rd June 2019
- 4th – 8th September 2019
- 17th – 21st June 2020
- 9th – 13th September 2020
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